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Sutton Memorial Home
Thursday September 8th, 2016
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Sutton Memorial Home
Friday September 9th, 2016

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Berniece McMillan

Berniece McMillan, 100 of Taylorville passed away on Saturday, September 3, 2016 at 1:52 p.m. at Taylorville Memorial Hospital in Taylorville. She was born on October 1, 1915 in Stonington, IL the Daughter of Lewis and Stella (Foutch) Shanks. She married Jesse McMillan many years ago and he preceded her in death in December of 1973. She worked as a seamstress and a homemaker. Berniece was a member of Davis Memorial Christian Church in Taylorville, the order of the White Shrine of Jerusalem Medinah #98 of Taylorville and the Royal Neighbors camp 678.

Surviving are her Daughters: Jeanne Shetlar of Apache Junction, AZ; Nancy Chandler of St. George, UT; Kathleen (Richard) Law of Taylorville, IL; Twelve Grandchildren; Several Great and Great-Great Grandchildren; Brother: George Shanks of Texas; Several Nieces, Nephews and Cousins. She was preceded in death by her Parents, Son Tom McMillan, Step-Son: Jesse Marvin McMillan, 7 Brothers and 3 sisters. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 8, 2016 from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville, IL. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, September 9, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville with Joe and Beverly Bianchi (Grandchildren) officiating. Burial will be held in Oak Hill Cemetery in Taylorville, IL.

Memorials may be made to Shriner’s Children’s Hospital 440 Clayton Ave. St. Louis, MO. 63110 or to Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central Illinois 828 S. Second St. Suite 401 Springfield, IL 62704

Sutton Memorial Home in Taylorville is assisting the family with arrangements.

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I don't know what else I can say that my sisters haven't said. Aunt Berniece was a lady and we were in awe of her. I'm sure I remember pumping water in her kitchen. How she had the patience for little girls running around asking question, I don't know. I remember her beautiful jewelry and her makeup - she came from a time when ladies did certain things and looked a certain way, and she certainly always filled the role of a lady. I am so sorry we are not there to pass on our wonderful memories of Aunt Berniece personally, but please know that we remember her so fondly, and she was a significant part of three little girls' lives.

Rebecca Shanks Edzerza Sep 9 2016 12:00 AM

We will certainly miss my dear sister. Our prayers are with all the family.

George Shanks Sep 8 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Berniece McMillan

Gene Law and Linda Law Mahon Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

I last saw your mother a few years ago when Kathy brought her to Hometown in Decatur for the McMillan reunion. She was still the same pleasant beautiful lady as always. My condolences to the family. Will be unable to attend her service but wish you all the best.
Judy (McMillan) Tish (daughter of Roy & Lydia McMillan

Judy Tish Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Berniece McMillan

Steve, Maritza, Matthew, and Maya McMillan Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

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A SHADES OF ELEGANCE was sent on September 7, 2016

Granny Mc, we are going to miss you! You are a wonderful Grandma & incredible Great Grandma. Miss all those great times on the Farm with you & Grandpa. Those were undoubtedly the best years any grandson could ever ask for. Know Maritza, Matt & Maya McMillan loved spending time with you too!!

Expression of Sympathy Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Berniece McMillan

Harold & Marilyn Endris Sep 7 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Berniece McMillan

Cathy & Jon Bates Davis Sep 6 2016 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Berniece McMillan

Beth and Pat Steagall Sep 6 2016 12:00 AM

Prayers and thoughts are with you all at this time. Grandma was a wonderful person and we are glad we knew her. Pat enjoyed her cooking so much.

Beth and Pat Steagall Sep 6 2016 12:00 AM

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